How do I sign up to become a volunteer?
To begin the registration process, please fill out our online application. Once your application has been received and reviewed, someone from enCourage Kids Foundation will reach out with more details.
How old do I have to be to volunteer?
For projects that take place in the hospital, at family outings, and for special events, volunteers must be at least 18 years old. For certain projects that take place outside of the hospital, for example, putting together goodie bags, volunteers can be younger than 18 years old.
Are volunteers subject to background checks?
Yes, to ensure the safety of our kids, enCourage Kids Foundation conducts background checks on all of our volunteers. Volunteers are not responsible for any costs or fees associated with background checks.
I’m sick, can I still volunteer?
If volunteering for a project that takes place in a hospital or hands-on with the children that we serve, we ask that volunteers not attend if they are sick. We do not want to risk any of the children contracting anything that may harm them.
Can I get the company that I work for involved?
Yes! Please check out our Community and Corporate Volunteering Page.
I have a question not addressed here. Who can I contact?
If you have additional questions, please contact Senior Director, Impact and Hospital Relationships, Samantha Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org or 424-248-8346.